Month: June 2015

Urinary Tract Blockage

Dr. Sherry Weaver Straining and crying while posturing to urinate without the production of urine constitutes an emergency. Call the animal hospital immediately regarding an evaluation. Without appropriate treatment, your pet can die. Urinary tract problems do not lend themselves well to first aid therapy or herbal remedies. If you believe your dog is unable […]

Bleeding

Dr. Sherry Weaver Apply firm direct pressure over the area until the bleeding stops. Hold the pressure for at least 10 straight minutes. Continually releasing the pressure to check the wound will hamper the clotting. If bleeding is severe, apply at tourniquet between the wound and the heart. Avoid bandages that cut off circulation. Keep […]

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies a puppy snuggles with her favorite toy

Sleeping arrangements for a new puppy will require some preparation. If you’re adopting early, it’s very likely that this will be your puppy’s first night away from its mother and littermates. To get you ready to accommodate your new addition and make your puppy as comfortable as possible, we’ve put together some tips that should […]

Fever

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Fever is the elevation of body temperature in response to infection or inflammation.The normal body temperature ranges for dogs is 100-103. Abnormal things to be noticed on the thermometer would be blood, diarrhea, or black and tarry stool. These symptoms require veterinary attention

How To Handle A Canine Medical Emergency

How To Handle A Canine Medical Emergency A puppy is dressed like a vet giving first aid

By Dr. Sherry Weaver The single most important thing you will need: a clear level head. Stay calm! If an emergency should arise, your pet is counting on you to focus and provide the necessary attention and care. This information is not intended to take the place of expert veterinary care. It is only intended […]

Children And Puppies

Children And Puppies

Few images are as evocative of trust, loyalty, and friendship as a child with a puppy. Bonds formed between humans and dogs can be made incredibly strong when the relationship is formed early on, but it’s very important that our children be taught how to interact safely and responsibly with their canine companions. Greeting a […]